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Step Aside, Pops
Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection | Kate Beaton
The New York Times bestseller, featured on the Washington Post best of 2015 list!Somewhere in my heart is a folder titled Things I Did Not Know I Wanted and it is full of Kate Beaton comics... Sharp, charming, and weird, Step Aside, Pops is a fine sampling of Beaton's work, and I can't recommend it enough. NPRNobodys ever gotten so much comedy out of omitting punctuation. New York TimesIda B. Wells, the Black Prince, and Benito Jurez burst off the pages of Step Aside, Pops: A Hark! A Vagrant Collection, armed with modern-sounding quips and amusingly on-point repartee. Kate Beaton's second D+Q book brings her hysterically funny gaze to bear on these and even more historical, literary, and contemporary figures. Irreverently funny and carefully researched, no target is safe from Beaton's incisive wit in these satirical strips. Beaton began her infectiously popular web comic, Hark! A Vagrant, in 2007 and it quickly attracted the adoration of hundreds of thousands of fans. It was an unequivocal hit with critics and fans alike, topping best-of-the-year lists from E!, Amazon, Time, and more. Now Beaton returns with a refined pen, ready to make jokes at the expense of hunks, army generals, scientists, and Canadians in equal measure. With a few carefully placed lines, she captures the over-the-top evil of the straw feminists in the closet, the disgruntled dismay of Heathcliff, and Wonder Woman's all-conquering ennui. Step Aside, Pops is sure to be the comedic hit of the year: sharp, insightful, and very funny.
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Vcollinilibrarian
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I . Love. Her.

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danibel
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Currently reading

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everlocalwest
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I just love Kate Beaton so much! Another library book I do not want to part with! On to the wishlist it goes!

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danimgill
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I forgot how much I loved Kate Beaton‘s comics! This was an absolutely delightful collection that made me giggle and also immediately google a few of the historical figures I didn‘t recognize. If you like history, literature, and pop culture jokes you have to check these comics out! Pictured above are two of my fave strips from her “Femme Fatale” section.

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MandaMT
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Rereading some Kate Beaton this morning. I don‘t always get it, but I have a hunch that if you read through her stuff and looked up the references you didn‘t understand, you‘d end up will a decent education in the humanities by the end.

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MisterWhitaker
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Ok, do I need to read Wuthering Heights????🧐🤔

ohyeahthatgirl This is one of my favorites! 2y
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MisterWhitaker
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I love when Beaton pokes fun at literature, even when I've never read it. This jab at Wuthering Heights floored me! #graphicnovels #comics

Riveted_Reader_Melissa 😂🤣😂 makes perfect sense! 2y
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CoffeeCatsBooks
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Another fun literary and historical collection of comics. #letsgethraphicweeklongmarathon

I wanted more Harry Potter comics though!! Tiny Hermione needs more adventures. 🧙‍♂️

TricksyTails 😁👍 Loved your posts! Can't wait to read this! 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks @TricksyTails I really enjoyed her comics on books! 📚 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes I love her so much it hurts. 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks @Natasha.C.Barnes Her website says she is working on a graphic novel. I‘m very curious what it will be about. 2y
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CoffeeCatsBooks
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This one was particularly fun since I just finished The Song of Achilles yesterday. Death 💀 stare

#letsgetgraphicweeklongmarathon #speechbubblechallenge #photochallenge

TricksyTails 😂 I'm thinking I need to read this book! 2y
elizabethlk Hark! A Vagrant is my absolute favourite web comic and both collected volumes are sooo good. 2y
Clwojick ❤️️❤️️😂😂👏👏 2y
CoffeeCatsBooks @TricksyTails and @elizabethlk I really enjoyed both of them. I didn‘t know about her website. I‘ll have to check it out. 2y
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Clwojick ☺️❤️️☺️ 2y
TricksyTails 😁 Just didn't want you to miss out on an entry! 🤗 2y
swishandflick 😂😂 2y
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diovival
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It made me laugh.....and chuckle.....and snort. I've spent most of the day traveling and this turned out to be the perfect road trip book.

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diovival
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Ida B. Wells 😍

SuperPunkNinja Ida kicks ass! ✊✊✊ 2y
diovival @McShelfington Yes!! 🙌 2y
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diovival
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"You have like three other duels at dawn" ?

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diovival
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🙄😂🤣

britt_brooke 😆 2y
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Clwojick
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Plans for the weekend, eat good food and read great books! #myreadingweekend book 5 of the day. 🐼

Cailey_Mac Omg Sushi 😍 2y
rabbitprincess I love Kate Beaton! 😄 2y
Jinjer Spicy tuna roll!!!!! 2y
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Clwojick
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Bullet Journal ✅
Colourful pens ✅
Cat journal with annual reading list ✅
Ridiculous stack of graphic novels to read✅
Coffee Brewing ✅
Vitamin C ✅
Water✅
Superman sweater on✅

Wife Sounds like a lovely day to me! Sorta jealous 💚😍 2y
Clwojick @Wife currently starting book five! I'm having such a great day...Books and food 2y
TricksyTails I'm so excited to have just discovered your account! I love graphic novels and am loving discovering new ones through your posts! 2y
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Clwojick @TricksyTails Thanks so much! I'm excited you like my posts, I tend to post A LOT of pictures📚😂☺️ let me know if you have any recommendations. I'm always looking for more graphic novels to read.... though I mostly only get them at the library seeing as how I fly thru them so quickly, and I hardly ever do re-reads. 2y
TricksyTails I mostly get them through the library as well and only purchase ones I'll likely reread. Unfortunately, I've recently moved to an area with a very sad library. So, I'm living vicariously through your posts! 😆 I'll keep scrolling through your posts and see if there's anything I can recommend that you haven't read yet. 2y
Clwojick @TricksyTails I have a main library less than a five min walk from my work, so I'm there atleast three times a week, but I can't wait until next Friday! I think I'm going to spend the day the the library across town. I have to go to take some pics for wedding planning purposes because we're getting married there next sept, but They have a MASSIVE selection of graphic novels, so I'm pretty pumped! 2y
TricksyTails 😍 You are soooooo lucky! I wish I could walk to the library. A GOOD library. I'd never be home. Spam your posts with all the goodies you find next Friday! You're getting married at the library? How wonderful!! Congratulations! So many good things happening. ☺️ 2y
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Augustdana
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"You see me rollin up pops, you step aside." #riotgrams day three: three word titles.

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kendrastephaniekaryn
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The LAST thing I need to be doing right now is buying books. You know, with the impending move and all. But I went to the thrift store today, and well, here we are. #bookhaul #thriftfinds

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merelybookish
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Step Aside, Pops
Girls like us
Writing the everyday
The history of love
The making of home
Dark places of the heart
#spinepoetry #riotgrams

vivastory Nicely done! 3y
DeleteAcct This is great! 3y
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Wife Good one!🌹 3y
GatheringBooks nice! love it. 3y
EvieBee Lovely! 3y
Moray_Reads Well done, I love this one 👏👏 3y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Brilliant!! 👏 3y
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merelybookish
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Why @WanderingBookaneer is Awesome Part 2. Seriously folks, I'm so spoiled. Books galore (An Emily Dickinson graphic novel!) Socks, tote, earrings and more!
@BookishMarginalia #summersantagoespostal

WanderingBookaneer Westing Game and How to Be a Woman were in my house as well. 3y
LeahBergen Ooo! I want the top two! 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
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Mindelan
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Often on Saturdays my husband does math tutoring in a library across town from the one I frequent. Unexpectedly got off of work and decided to join him and check out the graphic novel section. Hopefully I can get through one or two of these before we leave, but now I'm fully stocked for our rainy weekend! #bookhaul

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EmilyChristine
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Fun book especially the HP, Austen and Bronte parts.

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ericarobynreads
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😂😂 so many laugh out loud moments in this book!

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ericarobynreads
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This is such a fun collection! If you're a fan of short comic panels, I highly recommend this!

Check out my full review here: http://ericarobynreads.blogspot.com/2017/04/graphic-novel-review-step-aside-pops...

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Eyelit
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These were the only physical books by #canadianauthors I could find on my shelves... I have more represented on my kindle. 😁 #marchintoreading

LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻 3y
silentrequiem The Blue Castle is my favorite by her. 3y
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Krisjericho
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I think the ones about Ida B. Wells may be my favorite in this book. And this is the last one for tonight, I promise. :)

azulaco I have a biography of her on my TBR. Looking forward to it. 3y
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Krisjericho
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Wonder Woman is the best. Kate Beaton makes her better.

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Krisjericho
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Hot dogs, Calpurnia! 😂

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iamliterate
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Kate Beaton is the best.

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ChristyM
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Finally finished this Kate Beaton. Her books would be good study guides for potential Jeopardy contestants.

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Lindsy
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#TBRtuesday here's my January TBR. Heavy on the humor and escapism because tr*mp.

TofuandBooks Well put! 😂😭😂 3y
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DragonSadhana
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All the lols.

saresmoore 😂 3y
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Alicia
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Library haul! Was able to somewhat control myself. Excited for these choices!!!

TirzahPrice Love Georgia Peaches!! 3y
Alicia @TirzahPrice I'm so excited for that one! 3y
Cinfhen Nice titles in that stack📚❤️ 3y
Alicia @Cinfhen thanks! 3y
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JulietteGF
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I read this book until the end, but honestly it was hard for me to go on... Only one of the cartoons made me smile, Unfortunately, the writer and I are not on the same page.

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JulietteGF
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NEW ARRIVALS! #tbr

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CrazyLibraryGirl
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I liked this a lot. Beaton is hilarious in her comics about literature, history, and culture. I would certainly recommend it!
One of my favorites is the above where Cinderella and Charming fall in love over working out. It's a great example of the crazily-awesome stuff that happens in this book.

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kmbezner
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More gems from my inspiration wall: this sassy velocipedienne from Kate Beaton...

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rabbitprincess
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Comic strips and cartoons are my usual go-tos when my brain is temporarily fried. Just flipped through Step Aside, Pops yesterday! I love Kate Beaton and quote her regularly.

#augustofpages

BookBabe These look fun! 3y
rabbitprincess @BookBabe They are! Especially the ones where she riffs on book covers. 3y
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k.reads
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"Good heavens it's that awful velocipedestrienne"

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Eyelit
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Kate Beaton never ceases to delight. I loved this collection of comics covering history, literature, and pop culture. #24in48

readinginthedark So funny! I'll have to read this. 3y
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Eyelit
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Next up for #24in48 - powering through some tpb/graphic novels. Fun times. This whole challenge is helping me catch up to my goodreads yearly goal. Win-win all round!

thebookmagpie I love Kate Beaton 💕 3y
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SFPublicLibrary
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This lady is pretty funny! History, silly jokes, and cartooning combined!

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barry
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This book and Kate Beaton's first collection really exposed the gaps in my knowledge of history and literature but I still found them quite funny.

MrBook 😂👍🏻 Nice title and cover! 4y
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bookshopsc
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If you love books, historical jokes, sassy and hilarious comics, then you were born to love Kate Beaton, a truly fantastic comic artist! By turns insightful, silly, political and always witty, her comics never fail to bring a smile to my face. I guarantee you will enjoy her! — Jax

acg Kate Beaton is everything 4y
Heideschrampf She is! 4y
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Baileythebookworm
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Kate Beaton is one of my favorite artists and writers. She bases many of her comics in history, and adds a hilarious twist to even the most mundane events. Hot dogs, Calpurnia

BookishFeminist Loooove Kate Beaton!! 4y
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NotYourHandmaid
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"Oh, no! Feminists in the underwear section!"
I just love Kate Beaton's understated humor.

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Grrlbrarian
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Kate Beaton's strips poke fun at nearly every historical figure and phenomenon. I especially love the medieval strips here... and the poor Lady of Shalott! 😂

Chessa I loved this book so much! So hilarious. 4y
LA_Mead It's so funny! 4y
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Amy_H
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Do you every save a book and sort of forget about it? I think I've done this with Step Aside, Pops. Maybe I can just wait for the Fox network show, When Brontes Attack?

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Sdunavan
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The "House Full of Mulders" and Founding Fathers at an amusement park were my favorites. That rascally Ben Franklin!

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angel
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I've always highly enjoyed Kate Beaton's work, and this is no exception. I particularly loved the Wonder Woman comic strips and the adventures of Tiny Hermione.